Consider running for office?  Join women from across the country who are ready to show how Black women lead.  

This fall, Higher Heights has partnered with Emily's List, Emerge America and United States of Women for a series of informative in-person trainings that will provide you with the tools needed to prepare to run for elected office.   



Higher Heights has partner with United State of Women’s Galvanize Program.  Galvanize is a series of mini-summits in cities across the country aimed at arming passionate women with the resources they need to take strategic action and hold onto their share of the political power in their own communities.

You’ll spend half the program in skills-based breakouts tailored to your passions or career path:

  • Running for Office (Led by – For those interested in running for local and state office, campaigning as a pro-women candidate, and building coalitions.
  • Campaign Management (Led by Wellstone) – For those interested in leading political campaigns, especially at local and state levels.
  • Grassroots Organizing (Led by Midwest Academy) – For those interested in leading issue-based targeted campaigns, identifying sources of power in order to create change, learning about recruitment, and organizing across constituencies.
  • Leadership (Led by Bossed Up) – For those interested in learning strategies, skills, and confidence building in order to lead groups focusing on recruitment, public speaking, and team building. 
  • Entrepreneurship (Led by BRAVA Investments) – For those interested in starting a company, pitching your idea, seeking funding, and harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit for social good.


Galvanize Upcoming Dates:

Atlanta, Georgia – November 18 -19, 2017
Registration information coming soon!
Be the first to know when registration opens in future cities, with more stops in 2018 to be announced soon!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – January 2018
Miami, Florida – 2018




Higher Heights has partnered with Emily’s List's Run to Win Training.  Run to Win trains women interested in running for office from the ground up.

This half-day candidate training is for women thinking about running. These trainings will guide you through the basic nuts and bolts of planning a run for office: The questions to ask yourself, the things to start thinking about, and the steps you can take to get there.

Run to Win  Upcoming Dates:

Sunday, October 1st
Detroit, MI
Be the first to know when registration opens in future cities, with more stops in 2018 to be announced soon!
San Francisco, CA: Saturday, October 14th
Los Angeles, CA: Sunday, October 15th
Las Vegas, NV: Saturday, October 21st
New York, NY: Saturday, October 28th
Raleigh, NC: Saturday, November 11th
Miami, FL: Saturday, November 18th
Dallas, TX: Saturday, December 9th




Want to run for office in New York State?
Higher Heights is thrilled to bring A Taste of Emerge to the #BlackWomenLead nation in partnership with Emerge America & Emerge New York.

On Saturday, October 14th, Emerge America will be holding day long intensive training program that will give women across New York the tools they need to run for office and win.  

We want to make sure that you are in the room!  The first 10 women who sign up for the training through Higher Heights will receive 50% off the Emerge registration fee.